Frequently Asked Questions

If you cannot find the answer to your question below, please feel free to contact us.

Registration & Fees

Is there a Registration Fee?

This year there will be no registration fee for the Summer Computing Academy.

Where do I send my Letter of Recommendation?

You should send your letter of recommendation to: tamuhprc@gmail.com
Please include "SCA22 Letter of Recommendation" somewhere in the subject line.

Eligibility

Who is eligible for this program?

The camps are open to high school students (rising 7th through graduating seniors).
Applications from middle school students will also be considered.

Miscellaneous

What do I bring?

Participants are advised to bring materials to take notes with.

How do I submit the consent forms?

Signed and completed consent forms can be given to the Academy coordinators up until the first day of the academy.

What do I wear?

Participants are expected to dress appropriately for the duration of the program. The majority of the program will take place inside the ILCB building that houses many research laboratories. Thus, closed-toe shoes are REQUIRED. Jeans are preferred, but on the days of the tours, appropriate shorts can be worn as well. Please take into consideration the weather forecast for the week of the program. Sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hats, and bug spray are advised for the days of the tours. In the case of inclement weather, umbrellas, rain coats, ponchos, etc. are advised.

What is your cancellation policy?

We understand that circumstances may keep you from attending the camp. We request that you inform us at the earliest so that we may offer your spot to the next eligible participant. Refunds may be given with a 3 week notice.

Do participants stay on campus?

The camps will follow a day-camp format. So, participants stay on campus from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. They will have to make their own residential arrangements. We have listed some local options on our website but don't provide any residential options.

Are participants restricted to stay on the campus?

Participants are not restricted (nor required) to live on campus outside of camp hours. We are responsible for minors from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. Most participants are picked up by their guardians/parents at the end of each day. Guardian/parent may sign a waiver form that allows the participant to leave at the end of the day on their own cognition.

Do participants need to bring their own equipment?

Camp attendees are not required to bring any equipment. We provide all necessary equipment. Depending on the weather, they may need to bring an umbrella.

Do participants need to pay for their own meals?

No, camp participants do not need to pay for food. Snacks, bottled water and lunches are included in the registration fees. Lunch is provided at the historic Sbisa Dining Hall at TAMU. We are able to cater to a number of food restrictions.